A poll suggests British youth are abandoning an old, confusing tradition.
When will the “endgame” of the Greek financial crisis actually end?
What compassion does to the brain
An empirical look at the Zodiac through word-frequency analysis.
Why “Is the Islamic State Muslim?” is a trick question
“I’m not a vegetarian because I love animals. I’m a vegetarian because I hate plants.”
A primer on Iranian politics
A day after default, there's no deal in sight—and Greece’s defiant prime minister says Sunday's referendum will still happen.
The question is at the center of the Greek crisis.
One jihadist theoretician’s vision of “leaderless resistance” may help explain Islamic State strategy.
Echoes of an international conspiracy theory in Charleston
Recent U.S. airstrikes have targeted leaders in two separate al-Qaeda affiliates. Their biographies help illuminate the terrorist group’s organizational model—and its weaknesses.
Bin Laden had a $25 million price on his head. Was he undervalued?
Seventy years ago, international politics and a technical glitch delayed the end of World War II for an hour.
The final hours of the Vietnam War through one reporter's eyes
A journalist recalls what he heard on Everest on Saturday.
How private armies, and the technology they use, are changing warfare
A new version of the millennia-old classic—with Venn diagrams
The slain Russian politician as a young reformer and fading dissident
The prominent Putin critic and former deputy prime minister was reportedly shot four times.